You have to notify the responsible parties that you will file a claim within strict time limits, usually days. Failure to meet those limits could cost you the right to claim. Use our Lawyer Referral Service to find a lawyer to handle this properly.
You can claim from your insurer and from the person responsible for the collision.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident there are about 6 areas in which you can seek compensation:
Medical care and Rehabilitation: General damages for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
Income replacement: Loss of income, both past and future
Future care expenses
Attendant Care Benefits: Housekeeping and home maintenance/handyman expenses
Other out-of-pocket expenses
Claims for your family members for Loss of care, guidance and companionship
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No Fault Provinces Accident Benefits Benefits are generally available to anyone who is injured in a car accident regardless of who caused the accident.
Income replacement benefits: for people who were employed at the time of an accident and have not been able to return to their job
Non-earner benefits: for those who were unemployed at the time of the accident.
Caregiver benefits: for those who were caring for a disabled family member or a child under the age of 16 and can no longer do so.
Medical and rehabilitation benefits: for various medical treatment required as a result of the accident
Attendant care benefits: for those who require personal care and/or an attendant
Housekeeping and home maintenance benefits: for those who cannot complete their household chores
Funeral and death benefits
You may be entitled to receive benefits from a Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability plan.
You may also be entitled to compensation through the Canada Pension Plan Disability Plan.